e-News Monitor

Catch up on past issues of the e-News Monitor


Digital Bootcamp in Cessnock

Back by popular demand. If you have a website, a social media account or promote your products and services online, this is a must attend! In February 2018 we hosted a subsidised 2x half-day “Specialist Services in Digital Readiness to NSW” bootcamp for Cessnock City businesses. The feedback for the sold out event was exceptional […]

Free workshop to assist small business to become Tech Savvy

SOLD OUT Tech Savvy Small Business Workshops The NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled program supports small businesses and their staff. They are currently subsidising Tech Savvy workshops which will be FREE for small businesses in our region (worth $400 per person)!   To be eligible for Smart and Skilled training you must be: an Australian […]

New signage showing off each precinct

New signage… Tourists visiting Hunter Valley Wine Country will now get an even better understanding of our various precincts and what they have to offer as precinct signage is now being installed.   The signs have been designed, fabricated and are now ready for installation. A total of twenty signs will be erected to identify […]

Are you an employer of choice?

What are the facets of your business you consider important when you draw up your website, blog, marketing flyer or social media site? Are you focused on the product or service at the centre of your business? A section about the business (the ubiquitous ‘about us’) and perhaps an interesting story about how you got […]

Port to Port MTB Event Notice: Thursday 24 May 2018

Port to Port MTB Event Notice: Thursday 24 May 2018 On Thursday 24 May 2018, the Port to Port Mountain Bike Race will take place in our local area. Please be advised of the below road closure.   Pokolbin Mountain Road will be closed at the Broken Back Road Intersection Local traffic will be permitted.  […]

‘Buy Local’ and promote local spending!

‘Buy Local’ and promote local spending! We’re proud of our local businesses and what they have to offer. This July we’ll be launching a guide for all local residents that gives discounts to local businesses across the area. It’s all about locals supporting locals. If you’re a business and want to get involved like Sarah […]

Get your money fast with PayID and Osko

Get your money fast with PayID and Osko   PayID and Osko offer new ways to get payments, and are being launched by financial institutions across Australia.   Does waiting three days for debtor’s payments to be approved by the bank hold up your cash flow? Or how often do you find yourself short of […]

Your mental health affects your business

Your mental health affects your business   The belief that running your own business is stressful has been common-place for so long that it is seen as part and parcel of running a business, much like outstanding debtors and endless bills. You just cop it on the chin, right?   Not anymore. The mental health […]

New payroll reporting just a tap away

New payroll reporting just a tap away   The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) isintroducing single touch reporting for your staff wages and salaries, superannuation and withholding.   The change will be mandatory for businesses with 20 or more employees from 1 July 2018.   The website states employers will need to report directly from their […]

Five ways to improve website speed and beat competitors

Five ways to improve your website speed and beat competitors   If your website takes longer than three seconds to load, you could be losing a large percentage of traffic.   The average mobile landing page takes 22 seconds to load, according to google. Yet 53% of visits are abandoned if a mobile page takes […]